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Add Pride to Your Wedding Day with These Simple Tricks


The rainbow has been a symbol in the LGBTQ+ community since 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag. The rainbow flag is an international symbol for LGBTQ+ pride and can be seen flying proudly, during both the promising times and the difficult ones, all around the world.

Weddings are a reflection of love between two people. So, naturally, couples have used the symbol as a way to express their pride to friends and family on their special day! There are many ways to include the rainbow in your wedding. Whatever flag your community flies, we’ve gathered some inspiration on ways you can add the rainbow to your wedding day this pride.


Whether they’re in a bouquet, boutonniere, ceremony arch, or centerpieces, flowers are an easy way to incorporate the rainbow into your wedding.

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You can find roses that have been dyed or you can create an arrangement using flowers that naturally bloom in classic red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. These colors can be as bold or as subtle as you’d like. If you prefer a touch of color to a rainbow theme, try wrapping your bouquet or boutonniere with a rainbow ribbon instead!


Accessories reflect your personality and flair. This makes them an obvious choice to add some pride. Here are some of our favorite ways:

  • Add some rainbow cufflinks to your sleeves
  • Throw on your favorite pair of rainbow socks
  • Paint the soles of your shoes
  • Choose ties and veils in your chosen color(s)

Any of these accessories will work perfectly if you are looking for a more subtle rainbow touch to your wedding.


Have you thought about offering a signature cocktail at your wedding reception? If so, make your wedding drink as pride-filled as your relationship!

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You can work with a bartender to create a perfect concoction that not only looks like a beautiful rainbow but tastes just as magical. This can also be done with signature mocktails for dry weddings, too. Bonus points if you serve your beverage of choice in rainbow glassware!

Wedding Party Attire

Do you have at least six members in your wedding party? If so, assign each of them a rainbow color! Each wedding party member can incorporate these colors in their:

  • Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Socks
  • Hair Accessories
  • Ties
  • Full outfits (dresses, suits, shirts… the sky’s the limit!)

Looking for the perfect wedding party attire? Check out our list of Bridal Shops and Men’s Formalwear vendors!

Add Pride to your Wedding Cake

If you believe your pride should be as sweet as your love, a rainbow layered cake is the perfect solution.

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This option is perfect for couples that don’t want to deviate from their wedding aesthetic but still want to show off their pride, because the rainbow isn’t revealed until it’s time for dessert. You get have that picture-perfect wedding cake that has been living on your Pinterest board forever — while also celebrating your LGBTQ+ pride.


Makeup is a daily way to express yourself. That expression should shine even more on your wedding day! Have a makeup artist create a magical rainbow on your lids or even add just a subtle rainbow eyeliner to a classic smoky eye.

Bring the fun down to your fingertips as well; a rainbow manicure is the perfect finishing touch. You and your partner could even have matching rainbow nails!

Adding pride to your wedding can be large or small, subtle or bold. It could simply be how you and your significant other celebrate your love or what being able to freely celebrate that love means to you both. Either way, adding a touch of pride can be the perfect way to celebrate you.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Wedding Reception location, we have compiled a list of Local LGBTQ-Friendly Venues. Find your dream venue today! 




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